Feng Shui

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    May 18, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    Who practices? I have all kinds of objects around my room and house and all manner of arrangements for good luck and to prevent the bad luck shall we say

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    May 18, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    I love this stuff so much! I used it with wicca before I met first LTR partner. Maybe I should dabble in that again... did a love spell using dragon's blood the month I met him too... nice coincidence if I say... icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    May 18, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWho practices? I have all kinds of objects around my room and house and all manner of arrangements for good luck and to prevent the bad luck shall we say

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    Why does this remind me the hanky code from back in the days? O.o icon_wink.gif

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    May 18, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidWho practices?


    Isn't this just interior design with a dash of superstition thrown in? Give it a Chinese name so that New Agey sheeple can convince their less-than-impressed friends that their design choices "matter"?

    Wanna find out if it's bullshit? Invite six different feng shui designers to realign your "energies" on six different days.

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    May 18, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    It's complete horseshit, but if it works for you, then I love it.

    Personally, I choose to believe in something a slight bit more real, like the badly translated myths of a nomadic desert shepherd tribe from thousands of years ago.

    But whatever floats your boat.
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    May 19, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    Not that i really know anything about feng shui, but i thought it had more to do with how your position your bed in relation to your windows and doors and stuff like that? to have a 'good energy flow' in your house ey?

    anybody who is more read up on the subject is welcome to smack me on my fingers...icon_razz.gif
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    May 19, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    GreenHopper saidWho practices? I have all kinds of objects around my room and house and all manner of arrangements for good luck and to prevent the bad luck shall we say

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    Why does this remind me the hanky code from back in the days? O.o icon_wink.gif


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    Make sure not to wear the yellow one. Or the red one. Or the green one. Okay, just don't wear a hanky to the bar and you won't have any problems.
  • Timbales

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    May 19, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    I bought this cute little book on it and my dog shredded it.
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    May 19, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    jewmosexual saidIt's complete horseshit, but if it works for you, then I love it.

    Personally, I choose to believe in something a slight bit more real, like the badly translated myths of a nomadic desert shepherd tribe from thousands of years ago.

    But whatever floats your boat.


    Wow... talk about being convincing lol
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    May 19, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    GreenHopper saidWho practices? I have all kinds of objects around my room and house and all manner of arrangements for good luck and to prevent the bad luck shall we say

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    Why does this remind me the hanky code from back in the days? O.o icon_wink.gif



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  • Delivis

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    May 19, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    How the hell do people fall for this crap? How depressing.
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    May 24, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    mickeytopogigio said
    GreenHopper saidWho practices?


    Isn't this just interior design with a dash of superstition thrown in? Give it a Chinese name so that New Agey sheeple can convince their less-than-impressed friends that their design choices "matter"?

    Wanna find out if it's bullshit? Invite six different feng shui designers to realign your "energies" on six different days.



    ^ Kudos to for you once again fallaciously arguing your point. Need I remind you that any person who truly does appreciate the art of feng shui never called it a science in the first place. It is a "system" of beliefs or a philosophy.

    Of course, when that raspy-voiced fat asshole starts off his bullshit presentation by asserting that feng shui is an ancient Chinese "science" you know you're in for a bullshit treat. And isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? Who refers to ancient practices as "scientific" in the first place? Only a moron who is trying too hard to invalidate something he doesn't appreciate.

    For your information, the concept of science wasn't invented until the High Middle Ages in Europe. So that would be around the eleventh to thirteenth centuries AD. Science is a modern concept in comparison to the "ancient" philosophies which preceded it.

    By definition, the use of the word "ancient" refers to the time period of the western Roman Empire or anytime preceding it . Or we typically think of the ancient Greeks which were from the time period of the eighth and sixth centuries "BC" through 600 AD. And then there's "Ancient Chinese secret, huh?" from the popular Calgon television commercials.. Ahem...I digress....

    So, needless to say, the video which you provided us in order to invalidate a philosophy is a complete farce. Philosophy is a system of beliefs and people are free to choose how they interpret a system. That's pretty much what they those three different designers are doing. Interpreting. Of course, if feng shui were a science then those three designers would be following principles which are typically based on fundamentals which is what science is.

    Nice try......oh and hun....just thought you'd like to know..you have a little egg on your face. You might want to clean up a bit.



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    May 24, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    I practice a couple things. I move my bed often, which is good feng shui, especially to face East with the rising sun. And shouldn't corners be filled with round objects to prevent energy from becoming stagnant?

    I admit it can sound silly, but environment does a lot for the mind and soul. And changing it frequently seems to keep me perspectives fresh.

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    May 24, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    teamzissou saidI practice a couple things. I move my bed often, which is good feng shui, especially to face East with the rising sun. And shouldn't corners be filled with round objects to prevent energy from becoming stagnant?

    I admit it can sound silly, but environment does a lot for the mind and soul. And changing it frequently seems to keep me perspectives fresh.



    Well certain things have been proven scientifically... such as that certain colours increase appetite and agitation, such as red and yellow..... hence Mcdonalds -> get hungry -> move out quickly.... feng shui is little more than an ancient way of applying those theories

    Edit: as for the direction of sleeping... ancient Indian beliefs say that you must not sleep with your head towards magnetic north, because the earth's field will mess with your body's electromagnetic field... try it... i did for a few minutes... it didnt feel good... but it has to be directly in the northern direction, obviously...

    This of course, can also be scientifically ascertained... most migratory animals are already known to migrate by orienting themselves to the magnetic field of the earth... so it is easy to "feel" this magnetic field.. its effects are therefore quite large
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    May 24, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    Torque77 saidIt's complete horseshit, but if it works for you, then I love it.

    Personally, I choose to believe in something a slight bit more real, like the badly translated myths of a nomadic desert shepherd tribe from thousands of years ago.

    But whatever floats your boat.


    Hey, like CS Lewis said, Christianity is the true myth.
  • coloradokid

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    May 26, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    I hung a painting (with purple in it) in my money corner, and had two loans paid back within the week. No other unusual money transactons since. Maybe I should move the painting out of the room, and wait a week, then move it back????

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    May 26, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    coloradokid saidI hung a painting (with purple in it) in my money corner, and had two loans paid back within the week. No other unusual money transactons since. Maybe I should move the painting out of the room, and wait a week, then move it back????



    Ha! I'm not sure... but I put an altar in my fame corner... and the day after I wrote a song that now the neighbourhood is singing with me... thats never happened before!!!
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    May 27, 2012 8:58 AM GMT
    Ugh, black hat feng shui.

    We do not likez, no we does not. icon_sad.gif

    This is about as authentic as western reiki... a new age mishmash which some people find pleasing, but bears little relationship to the actual chinese/japanese practices of feng shui and reiki.
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    May 27, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidUgh, black hat feng shui.

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    This is about as authentic as western reiki... a new age mishmash which some people find pleasing, but bears little relationship to the actual chinese/japanese practices of feng shui and reiki.


    Oh, I know about this. At a feng-shui seminar we were told that we should place an artificial fig tree in the south west corner of a room. We were also told not to put a bi-fold door on a teenager's bedroom closet.

    I just had to ask (which got me in hot water),
    "Did they have artificial fig-trees and bi-fold closet doors during the Ming Dynasty?"
    So there's feng-shui and there's feng-shui. Interesting stuff.
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    May 27, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    and all the stuff with mirrors... that comes from the fact that mirrors were made from polished metal and so a mirror would be appropriate if the metal energy needed sorting, but modern glass mirrors are totally different. The modern western stuff is a load of bollox.
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    Jun 10, 2012 7:58 AM GMT
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    GonzoTheGreat saidUgh, black hat feng shui.

    We do not likez, no we does not. icon_sad.gif

    This is about as authentic as western reiki... a new age mishmash which some people find pleasing, but bears little relationship to the actual chinese/japanese practices of feng shui and reiki.


    Oh, I know about this. At a feng-shui seminar we were told that we should place an artificial fig tree in the south west corner of a room. We were also told not to put a bi-fold door on a teenager's bedroom closet.

    I just had to ask (which got me in hot water),
    "Did they have artificial fig-trees and bi-fold closet doors during the Ming Dynasty?"
    So there's feng-shui and there's feng-shui. Interesting stuff.


    i did learn black hat, but I tend to use compass points anyway...

    i suppose they would use real fig trees, or paintings of a fig tree... anything that represents the fig tree is believed to do the trick... its often about the meaning of the object than the actual object itself

    Bi-fold door? Hmm, they probably had all kinds of doors back then.... theres so many ways of practicing it.... modern chinese practitioners have adapted many things... hong Kong and Singapore are both good examples of cities where almost all the architecture, even modern, uses these old principles.... in india, all old houses are built that way... in old Europe, they had many rules which used things such as geomancy.... it is what made them build temples in certain locations, which is where now most of Europe's churches are built.... the Native Americans used the same principles all throughout the America's... where the door would be located.. the architecture of the Mayan temples etc.... it is in fact, a universal art, with variations depending on culture and time
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    Jun 10, 2012 7:59 AM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidand all the stuff with mirrors... that comes from the fact that mirrors were made from polished metal and so a mirror would be appropriate if the metal energy needed sorting, but modern glass mirrors are totally different. The modern western stuff is a load of bollox.


    Hmmm, i was told mirrors are mainly to reflect and deflect shar chi, or to get it moving, since it can be either too fast or stagnant.. I was never told it had to be for "metal"
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    Jun 10, 2012 8:15 AM GMT
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    GreenHopper saidWho practices?


    Isn't this just interior design with a dash of superstition thrown in? Give it a Chinese name so that New Agey sheeple can convince their less-than-impressed friends that their design choices "matter"?

    Wanna find out if it's bullshit? Invite six different feng shui designers to realign your "energies" on six different days.



    Rofl that video is awesome. And so true.
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    Jun 10, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
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    GreenHopper saidWho practices?


    Isn't this just interior design with a dash of superstition thrown in? Give it a Chinese name so that New Agey sheeple can convince their less-than-impressed friends that their design choices "matter"?

    Wanna find out if it's bullshit? Invite six different feng shui designers to realign your "energies" on six different days.



    Rofl that video is awesome. And so true.


    Im not even gonna watch it, cuz Im sure its the same tired criticism of "superstition" they always give... Im done with that type of thing
  • Beeftastic

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    Jun 10, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    I have some gold toads with coins in their mouths, my cat loves to bat them all over the house, which I suppose is good for my prosperity. And I have a gold dragon on my desk which is supposed to keep people from talking bad about you. I use it as a holder for my usb cables. That's about it.

    Have you seen how harmonious most Chinese peoples houses and lives are? Not really! So I don't hold that much stock in it.'

    It's no worse than Santeria!